Entry requirements

A minimum of a UK Bachelor's degree in Law, awarded with a clear upper second-class Honours and evidence of ability to succeed in a programme of advanced study, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Graduates whose first degree is not in Law will be considered for admission if they have an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree, or overseas equivalent, and at least a good Merit pass in the Common Professional Examination (Graduate Diploma in Law) recognised by the UK professional bodies. If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency. The English language level for this programme is: Advanced. Further information can be found on our English language requirements http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/life/international/english-requirements page.

Months of entry


Course content

The Master of Laws (LLM) programme provides an ideal platform for high-calibre students to acquire expertise in specialised subject areas informed by world class, research-led teaching or who wish to pursue doctoral studies at a later date. An LLM is an ideal way to re-orientate a career in law.

UCL is one of the world's top universities. UCL Laws is based in the centre of London, embedded in the heart of the UK's elite legal community. UCL's LLM students are granted access to the renowned Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, which has its own extensive library, close by.

UCL Law has a remarkable teaching and research community. We are deeply committed to the quality and relevance of our graduate education. Students are taught by internationally renowned academics, at the cutting edge of their fields, and leading legal practitioners from major City firms.

Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years ; Flexible: up to 5 years;

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


The programme is delivered through lectures, seminars, tutorials, research exercises and guided self-study. Most of the courses are supported by a dedicated website containing materials, links and news on the subject. The programme is assessed through unseen examination, coursework and the independent research essay.

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 3370 1214